In past blog posts, we have focused on the cubic photoelectric sensor—a sensor that uses LED light to determine the absence of an object—but in this post we turn our attention to its cousin, the cubic inductive sensor. This type of sensor, unlike the photoelectric sensor, uses electromagnetic induction to detect the presence of a metallic object. It can come in a variety of types, including the following:
The miniature cubic inductive sensors available at Locon have a 5×5 housing size (C5), and a sensing range of 1.5mm. They’re often used in applications when position or presence detection requires the size of a sensor to be as small as possible – without sacrificing reliability or function.
The basic cubic inductive sensor is, obviously, larger and more powerful than the miniature which has an 8×8 housing size (C8), as well as sensing ranges from 1.5mm to 3mm. These inductive sensors are extremely accurate and durable, and they are used for a wide variety of industries such as automotive, food and beverage, packaging, and more.
Finally, we at Locon can also supply Contrinex’s Rotatable C44 model for our cubic inductive sensors. These sensors, as the name suggests, have a rotatable head that can turn in five directions, providing greater flexibility and thus versatility. They can also withstand harsh environments, operating in temperatures of –25 degrees Celsius to 85 degrees Celsius (or 13 degrees Fahrenheit to 185 degrees Fahrenheit).